The alarm of fire, on Monday evening last, about nine o'clock, was occasioned by the upsetting of a candle at the residence of Lawrence Slaven, in Patterson Row, South Ward. The fire was extinguished after destroying a bed, and some other property of small value. The different fire companies were promptly on the spot, and ready for action, but fortunately their services were not required.

Delaware County Republican (Chester, Pennsylvania), April 8, 1870.